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to discuss this story and more about president obama's second term cabinet tad divine. welcome to "the war room"." >> good to be here, governor. >> jennifer: jack lou seems like the perfect nominee. twice confirmed. he's conservative, an orthodox jew. he returns to his family every weekend. he eats his plain cheese sandwich at his desk out out of a brown paper bag and more importantly he knows everything financially why are they aposhianed to him. what has he done wrong. >> he knows more about the budget than they do, they don't want to negotiate with him. they have decided to engage in non-stop partisan warfare at every turn. this is another opportunity to make trouble. they refuse to accept what the people decided in the last election. wherever they can they'll turn against the president and his appointees. it's as simple as that. >> jennifer: do you think the white house, because of his previous confirmations being relatively easy, do you think the president thought lou's confirmation would be easy as well. >> no, i don't. the president came in and i got to hear from all of them. i will
war room," president obama nominates a republican war hero for defense secretary, and republicans say they don't like it. honestly, what is wrong with these people? [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: today the president nominated normer nebraska senator, chuck hagel for defense secretary so he would be the first enlisted soldier to leave the department. and also the first vietnam department. he has gotten endorsements from colon powell robert gates, tom ridge, but the other defining element of his resume? he's a republican. >> finally chuck represents the bipartisan tradition that we need more of in washington. for his independence he has earned the respect of military leaders, republicans and democrats, including me. >> jennifer: he would be the second appointed cabinet member. and not since president kennedy have there been that many republican in a democratic administration. but listen to this. >> i know chuck hagel. he is an honorable man, but he is profoundly wrong. it is pretty clear that chuck hagel has left the republican party when he endorsed preside
, host of the "bill press show," and author of "the obama hate machine." bill welcome back inside "the war room." >> good to be with you. happy new year. >> jennifer: happy new year. i can't believe i haven't talked to you yet this year. >> i know. >> jennifer: your book is about the obama hate machine, but is the nra part of that hate machine? >> oh, definitely. first of all they are not part of it in the sense that they fuel it with money. i wrote mainly about the koch brothers of this world, but the nra is part of the message of hate that they broadcast from the very beginning, opposing him four years ago because they said he was going to be the most anti-gun president ever, send agents into your homes and confiscate everybody's guns. what did he do about guns? nothing. what did they do this time they opposed him for reelection because they said that his hidden agenda was to wait until the second term and then he'll take away all of your guns. and they are still putting their crap out there today. >> jennifer: they sure are. but you do work in a first amendment bus
american flags and hands off my guns signs to protest president obama's quote, post sandy hook assault on gun rights. some state legislatures are carrying out that agenda, including two states where mass shootings have already occurred. for example virginia, the site of the virginia tech shootings and texas home to fort hood, they are both considering guess what loosening restrictions. but still there is room for hope. because in arizona the home of gabby if i giffords and christina taylor green in that state governor jan brewer today said she might be open to gun control measures. jan brewer, she told the arizona republic, i think gun control has been an issue that's been on the top of a lot of people's minds. it will be something that i'm sure will be addressed in the legislature, a and my ears are all open. jan brewer open to gun control. now i've heard everything. maybe, maybe something can happen maybe courageous leaders like bloomberg giffords, mcchrystal maybe they can change the world. with me is john rosenthal from massachusetts. welcome. >> thank you. >> jennifer: house leade
breaking down in his state address. president obama went to nowtown and cried, but we didn't break down. that shows the level of connection from its constituents. and the connection with washington is sometime different. and that is much more of a an impetus for any state-level government. >> jennifer: yeah, well i'll -- all politics is local, at least the most meaningful politics. mike sacks thank you so much for joining us. mike sacks from the "huffington post." coming up, actions by the states is one part of the equation and the federal government is the other. and we'll look at joe biden's day at the office. plus during a fiscal cliff negotiations mitch mcconnell was reasonable and willing to work with democrats, and those are two big no noes. and one of the famous mitt romney lines gets put to the test. it's a wednesday night in san francisco. we're just getting started. stay with us. i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do revers
increasingly clear that president obama will again deal with a congress that will not act in a rational manner that will put ideology before country; that would rather obstruct in bad faith than act in good. so tonight in "the war room," nuclear options. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: 113th congress had its first full day in session today, and we have already seen signs that the republican party is not planning to play any nicer this time around than last time around. there's some good news because in its first major vote congress did pass legislation to help sandy victims, a $9.7 billion package, and the majority of republicans did vote for the plan presumably bending to significant public pressure. but about a third of the republican caucus actually voted against it. against a bill to help hurricane victims, and that includes some major figures like representative paul ryan. that is just one of the many signs of fracture within the republican caucus which is still reeling from yesterday's tough fight over the reelection of john boehner as speaker. he may have
to the obama administration the rate of increase in healthcare spending went up 3.9% in 2011. a mall amount. it's the same increase that we saw in 2009 and 2010. for the record those are the lowest up ticks in more than half a century. pretty good. now for the bad news. anthem blue cross wants to hike their premiums by 26%. insurers in florida and ohio have already increased patients' rates by 20%. how is this happening and what can be done to stop it? we're going to put those questions to dave jones who is leading the charge against the wild rate hikes that the insurance companies are planning. he's coming to us from sacramento. dave welcome inside "the war room." >> a pleasure to be with you jennifer. >> jennifer: tell us for people who have not been following this why are these rate hikes happening in some states and not in others? >> the problem in california and other states is that there is nothing in the affordable care act or in state law that gives the insurance regulator the authority to reject excessive health insurance or hmo rate hikes. that's a glaring loophole in the affordable c
same-sex marriage lost steam and will be taken up on wednesday. president obama won virginia by 150,000 votes, so naturally republican delegate, mark cole is pushing a tough voter id law that would out law bank statements paychecks and even utility bills if people used them as indication. in california for the first time in 130 years democrats actually have a two-thirds super majority in both chambers to go along with the governor lawmakers have lard introduced more than 100 bills in california including one to strictly regulate ammunition purchases. here to discuss that is "san francisco chronicle" political reporter joe garofoli. let's talk about california for a second. because all i can tell you, as a former governor two-third's majority in each house. oh, my god. >> it's very tempting to ram through everything you have ever wanted to do. but jerry brown, remember this is his third term. 74 years old. he is a smarter wiser guy. look for the legislature to follow his lead. >> jennifer: it will have to go on the ballot if they are going to raise taxes. >> right.
. barack obama is very liberal. we need to go with the majority of the people in the country. and we have to break the cultural silence. >> jennifer: right. that's what we're going to talk about next with cenk uygur. christine thank you so much for coming inside "the war room." and all of the writing you are doing on this as well. rape is a big and underreported problem, as christine mentioned in subenville ohio two high school football players are going to go on trial next month for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl last september. cenk uygur comes to was the latest. i know we're going to talk about what you are going to have on your show, but since you have been covering this particular case rapes happen every day in america and they often get no press. why is this story garnering so much at attention. >> honestly because anonymous jumped into the fray here. >> jennifer: tell people who anonymous is. >> it's a group that works largely online and hide their identity and to some degree they are a vigilantly group, and they do do hacking from time to time and in this
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